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Bedroom Water Ingress

Water leaks

Type: Residential Villa

Location Attard – Marsaxlokk

Introduction: This success story details a successful water leak detection in a Villa located in Marsaxlokk, Malta. The owner of the property became highly concerned when water ingress was noticed in a bedroom behind a wardrobe. Since this area was not accessible, the owners became aware of the issue when the smell of dampness became noticeable, prompting an immediate cause for concern. Once the damage caused by the suspected water leak was identified, LeakDetectionMalta was contacted for its’ opinion which has a full team specialized on household water leak detection.

2. Initial Assessment: As per procedure the water leak detection team conducted a thorough initial assessment of the property to gather an understanding of the layout and the pipework. Occupants reported noticing dampness and increased humidity, especially in specific areas of the villa The challenge was to identify the source of the water ingress, as there were no visible signs of leaks or water damage.

3. Use of Advanced Water Leak Detection Technologies: To locate the well concealed water leak, the detection team utilized advanced technologies such as thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and acoustic listening devices. These tools allowed for a non-invasive investigation, minimizing the need for destructive testing and reducing the overall cost of the process. Amongst others, thermal imaging, moisture meters and acoustic listening devices were the tools used which made this water leak detection a success.

4. Identification of the Water Leak: Combining data from thermal imaging, moisture meters, and acoustic listening devices, the water leak detection team identified a ruptured pipe which was in the shower cubicle wall, adjacent to the bedroom where the dampness was noticed. The leak was minor but had been ongoing, leading to persistent moisture and elevated humidity levels.

5. Repair Process: Once the source of the water leak was confirmed, the repair process began promptly to prevent further damage. Two tiles in the affected area were removed to access the leaking pipe, which was repaired as necessary.

6. Conclusion: The successful detection and repair of the water leak in this property highlights the importance of utilizing advanced technologies in water leak detection. The early identification and remedy of the issue prevented more extensive damage and created a healthier indoor environment for the occupants.